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Container orienter

Bottling Development (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has introduced the Model BD2700 rotary orienter. Allows 90°, 180° and 270° orientation of glass and plastic containers in most shapes and sizes.
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An articulating swing arm on Heinz?s print-and-apply labeler applies two labels, with     identical information, first to one si
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Print-and-apply labeling lightens Heinz's load

Heinz Pet Products adds a print-and-apply labeling system that applies a label to two adjacent pallet sides. System replaces manual labeling, saving $100ꯠ/yr in labor costs.
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High-speed weigher

The Spectra(TM) weigher from Woodman (Decatur, GA) uses a Windows®-based interface and digital strain gauge load cells to reach speeds to 150 weighments/min with high accuracy.
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Plastic bag printing

Autografix(TM) is a new printing process from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) that allows packagers to print graphics on the entire surface of an Autobag® plastic bag.
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Carton packer

The AutoLoader(TM) from Multifold-International. (Milford, OH) is a multi-row, multi-layer programmable carton packer that enables converters to pack small- or medium-sized cartons into any shipping container or corrugated case and to program that task for repeated runs.
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Fundamentals book

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA) has introduced the "Fundamentals of Packaging Technology" textbook. With plans to update it every two years, IoPP believes it will be the most up-to-date packaging reference source available.
Reciprocating pickup head mechanically grips a case load of cups (left) and delivers them to a waiting case blank (above
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Marigold sweetens sour cream line

New line lets Marigold Foods double its filling speeds for 8-, 12-, 16-, 24- and 32-oz cups of sour cream or yogurt. Programmable limit switch plays a key role, too.
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Mid-range kraft paper

Velumina(TM) mid-range kraft paper from Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta, GA) is a cost-effective alternative to clay-coated stock. An extremely smooth printing surface means less dot gain, better ink holdout and the ability to use higher screens for four-color printing, making Velumina suitable for multi-wall bags and E- and F-flute applications where high-resolution graphics are important.
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CD-Rom catalog

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AK) introduces a new and improved version of its interactive CD-ROM electronic catalog. The new Version 2.0 contains CAD-DXF drawings of over 300 Baldor products.
Machine Product Brief
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Print-and-apply labeler

The Cimjet®300 thermal-transfer print-and-apply labeler from Griffin-Rutgers (Ronkonkoma, NY) is compact and self-contained, and uses modular label applicators for simplified changing between packaging lines.
As Ball?s air-pressure tester revolves (above), a microprocessor-based        controller monitors each of 48 can-containing stat
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Ball takes control during can testing

Ball's Columbus, OH, plant is first to use new microprocessor-based controller to monitor leak testing of three-piece steel cans.
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Machine data transducer

The MDT-30 machine data transducer from Production Process (Londonderry, NH) is a data display and data collection connection between any production machine and a computer.
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Bar-code scanners

A new family of bar-code scanners from S.T.I. (La Celle, St. Cloud, France) is now available through the French Technology Press Office. The BB-Scan Industrial Series has read ranges from 2 cm up to 23'.
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Tamper-evident bands

Tamper-evident bands made of heat-shrinkable PVC are available from Pro-Tek Packaging Group (Hauppauge, NY). They can be custom designed to fit most glass container sizes.
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How packagers decide on machine controls

Research from PMMI shows that electronic controls are a growing part of packaging responsibility. Here's a look at their penetration, and who 'controls' them in the plant.
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Flexible coupling line

The Curved Jaw Type flexible coupling line from Lovejoy (Downers Grove, IL) can replace European-standard models, especially in power-transmission applications using foreign-made machinery.
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Sprocket, gear and pulley line

Solidur Pacific (Portland, OR) has introduced the Solid Torque(TM) line of sprockets, gears and pulleys. It offers improvements in the load- bearing characteristics over standard nonmetallic components.
Machine Product Brief
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End-load cartoner

The new Hoypack FP200 end-load cartoner from Tetra Laval Food Hoyer (Albion, MI) is designed for end-loading a variety of food and nonfood products into single- or multi-pack cartons.

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